If you're taking photos of your family over the summer, you're probably going to experience the same problem photographers everywhere face. THE SUN.
It creates beautiful colours and makes the scenery glow golden, but unfortunately it isn't the kind of light that flatters faces. It causes strong shadows and highlights, and squinting eyes at best.
Read on to find my 7 top tips on how to capture better photos of your family in the sun, whether at home or on holiday this summer.
Families often ask me where the best place is to get a cake smash cake for their baby's first birthday photoshoot. If you opt for a store bought one then there are some amazing options from the big supermarkets. This blog covers my top tips for picking your cakesmash cake, as well as details, images and links to my favourite (and the most suitable) store bought birthday and celebration cakes for your baby’s photoshoot.
Although we can generally guarantee our London winters will be cold, we can’t always guarantee the snow or how cold… so here’s my top tips for putting together family outfits for winter photo sessions, come rain, snow or shine.
As anyone with children will tell you, newborn babies change so quickly in those their first few days and weeks. If you’re planning to capture those first moments with a specialist newborn photographer, you might want to think about your style, and that of the photographer you are considering.
Generally speaking, there are two genres of newborn photography: “posed” and “lifestyle.” Read on to find out more about the differences and which may suit you better.
Next year’s Christmas presents may not be the first thing on your mind in January, but if you get ahead of the curve you can give an amazing gift to the grandparents next year. A personalised monthly calendar of your little one - with a seasonal, themed photo per month. Read on for theme ideas and how to make yours.
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be invited by a number of local Baby Sensory Class Leaders to come and capture key moments in your baby's first year at some of their special classes dotted throughout the year. I love this, as it means I get to see some of 'my' babies all the way from bump and newborn photos through to turning one and graduating from Baby Sensory. Read on for some of my halloween delights from 2016.
It's early still, but the shops seem to be full of Christmas decorations and cards already (I thought they usually waited until Halloween was over?)
Anyway, since we've been a family of three, I've come to realise the value in personalised greeting cards, and thank you cards. Read on if you're feeling inspired to do something fun and crafty with the kids, particularly since half term is coming up next week. Would love to see what you make - feel free to post your photos in the comments below, or on my Facebook page.
As a newborn photographer, it goes without saying that I take the safety of my little clients seriously, and it is always my number one concern during a shoot. Your child is precious and I will always treat them with the respect and attention they deserve. Read on to find out about some of my safety training, and things to look out for when booking a newborn photographer.